deutsch Italy Russia France Greek
Contact

search lots

Quick Search
(Artist - Last Name)

Upcoming Auctions
Rare Books / Northern German & Marine Art
Nov 17/18, 2014 Hamburg
Old Masters & Art of the 19th Century
Nov 21, 2014 Munich
Modern Classics
Dec 5, 2014 Munich
Post War /
Contemporary Art

Dec 6, 2014 Munich
Ketterer Kunst Logo
Art Auctions
Book Auctions
Calendar
Consulting
Sell
Contact
Press
Trennlinie

Sale: 409 / Modern Art and Sidelines of the German Avantgarde, Dec. 06. 2013  
Lot: 372  
Purrmann, Hans 
Palmen vor Villa in Sorrent, 1951. 
Result (incl. 22% surcharge): 36,600 EUR / 47,946 $
Estimate: 28,000 EUR / 36,680 $  
Yes,
I'd like
to receive future offers:

Hans Purrmann


enlarge image
print
Hans Purrmann - Palmen vor Villa in Sorrent  
enlarge image
print
Lot: 372
Hans Purrmann
1880 Speyer - 1966 Basel
Palmen vor Villa in Sorrent. 1951.
Oil on canvas.
Lenz/Billeter 1951/13. Signed and dedicated lower left. Inscribed on stretcher by a hand other than that of the artist. 40 x 48 cm (15,7 x 18,8 in).
Sophie Kessel, the dedication's addressee, was the wife of Charles M. Kiesel, former director of the Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, who was a close friend of Hans Purrmann.

PROVENANCE: Sophie Kiesel, Kaiserslautern.
Private collection Berlin.

EXHIBITION: Der Maler Hans Purrmann. Ölgemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik von 1898 - 1960, Kunstverein Hanover 1960, no. 161.
Hans Purrmann. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Graphik. Ausstellung zum 100jährigen Jubiläum des Staatlichen Hans-Purrmann-Gymnasiums, Speyer 1979, no. 45.

Hans Purrmann served an apprenticeship as a house painter in his father's business before beginning his studies at the Karlsruhe School for the Applied Arts in 1897-99, where he met the painter Rudolf Levy. He continued to study during the winter months at the Fine Arts Academy in Munich at first at Gabriel von Hackl's drawing class and then at Franz von Stuck's painter's class. The young Purrmann went to Paris in 1905, where he met Henri Matisse in the circle of German painters in the Café du Dôme. In 1908 and partly at the suggestion of Sarah Stein, he founded the 'Académie Matisse', with Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann, Franz Nölken and Mathilde Vollmoeller, who would become his wife, as his first pupils. That year Purrmann accompanied Matisse to Germany, where he also spent time twice in 1909/10. The outbreak of the first world war caught him in Beilstein, Württemberg, where he stayed for two years, during which his possessions in Paris were confiscated. Purrmann began to attend to printed graphics until the 1920s. In 1916 he settled in Berlin, where he participated regularly in exhibitions of the ‚Free Secession'. During this period he made friends with Karl Scheffler and worked with him on Scheffler's magazine, 'Kunst und Künstler' ('Art and Artists'). In 1918 the first one-man show took place at Paul Cassirer's gallery in Berlin. At the suggestion of Liebermann and Slevogt, Purrmann was made a member of the Preussische Akademie der Künste (Prussian Academy of the Arts). The academy wanted to appoint him a professorship, but he refused.

He also went on several study trips to Italy in the 1920s, where he copied Old Master paintings. In 1931 Purrmann received the order to design the front side of a conference room at the Kreistag in Speyer and he decided in favour of the subject ‚allegory of art and science' in form of a triptych. In 1935 Purrmann moved to Italy where he was honorary head of the Villa Romana in Florence. His art was classified ‚degenerate' in Germany, his works were removed from public museums and he was banned from exhibiting. These facts weakened his position in Florence. Purrmann's flat in Berlin was destroyed in 1943 and, after the fall of Mussolini, the artist fled to Switzerland. He settled at Montagnola in the Ticino, where he made friends with the writer Hermann Hesse. In 1946 the artist resumed his publicist work.

The following years were shaped by numerous exhibitions and several honours. On the occasion of his 80th birthday the largest on-man show took place at the Kunstverein Hanover. Hans Purrman died in Basel on 17 April 1966. [EH].

More Images


More current offers by the artist

Purrmann, Hans

Hans Purrmann - Selbstbildnis

Internet Auction
 ends in 2 day(s)
Lithograph 1964
Starting bid: 200 EUR
Place Bids
Details

Current Offers

Mueller, Otto

Otto Mueller - Liebespaar / Sitzendes Zigeuner-Liebespaar

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114004175  - in 41 days 
Glue-bound distemper on burlap Um 1920
800,000 EUR / 1,048,000 $
Place Bids 
Details 
1 more offer 

Macke, August

August Macke - Unter den Lauben von Thun (Ein Spaziergängermotiv)

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114003387  - in 41 days 
Watercolor 1913
600,000 EUR / 786,000 $
Place Bids 
Details 
2 more offers 

Maetzel-
Johannsen

Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen - Akte

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114002977  - in 41 days 
Oil on canvas 1919
70,000 EUR / 91,700 $
Place Bids 
Details   

Dodo

(d.i. Dörte Clara Wolff) Dodo - Straßenszene

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114002978  - in 41 days 
Gouache Um 1928
40,000 EUR / 52,400 $
Place Bids 
Details 
5 more offers 

Beckmann, Max

Max Beckmann - Selbstbildnis mit steifem Hut

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114003105  - in 41 days 
Drypoint 1921
40,000 EUR / 52,400 $
Place Bids 
Details 
2 more offers 

Barlach, Ernst

Ernst Barlach - Die Flamme

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114003330  - in 41 days 
Bronze 1934
35,000 EUR / 45,850 $
Place Bids 
Details 
4 more offers 

Münter, G.

Gabriele Münter - Blumenbild

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 111004112  - in 41 days 
Oil on cardboard 1955
40,000 EUR / 52,400 $
Place Bids 
Details in German 
1 more offer 

Kokoschka, O.

Oskar Kokoschka - Kirschzweig

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114003581  - in 41 days 
Watercolor 1960
20,000 EUR / 26,200 $
Place Bids 
Details 
9 more offers 

Nolde, Emil

Emil Nolde - Abendstimmung am Ruttebüller See bei Utenwarf

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 112002368  - in 41 days 
Watercolor Um 1916/1920
100,000 EUR / 131,000 $
Place Bids 
Details 
14 more offers 

Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Kühe und Hirten

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 114002970  - in 41 days 
Woodcut 1917
30,000 EUR / 39,300 $
Place Bids 
Details 
14 more offers 

Rohlfs, C.

Christian Rohlfs - Seerosen

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 411402199  - in 41 days 
Tempera 1925
25,000 EUR / 32,750 $
Place Bids 
Details in German 
6 more offers 

Corinth, Lovis

Lovis Corinth - Interieur

Sale 419 - Dec. 05, 14
Lot 411303256  - in 41 days 
Watercolor Wohl 1916
7,000 EUR / 9,170 $
Place Bids 
Details 
1 more offer 


More Current Offers: 20 image